HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 c899W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the recent action of financial speculators in Russian oil shares; and whether any action can be taken to prevent these long-term gambles, which tend to reduce the moneys available for investment in War Loans?

Sir K. Wood

The sum involved in such transactions is relatively insignificant. Any effect they may have on the war savings campaign would not be sufficiently noticeable to justify my taking any action.